So, until I blog again. Have a good one
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
So, until I blog again. Have a good one
Posted by Kim at 8:48 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I will never forget! Today marks the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attack on our country. Twelve years later, I still am in disbelief that this happened to our great nation. This will be one of those moments I will forever remember what I was doing when this happened.
We were living in Utah at the time so we were two hours behind. Mark was fifteen months old. That night he decided to be "up all night" along with myself. He had always been a good sleeper but for some reason, he wasn't that night. I remember just being exhausted. I finally got him back to bed (a little after 7 am). Steve got up and just left the house without a word. We still had no clue what was going on. I remember being angry with him. He didn't even say goodbye. I flipped on the kitchen tv and I saw this unfolding live. I was watching Katie Couric. I was just standing there stunned when I saw LIVE the second plane hit the tower. Just then, the front door opened and Steve walked in. He handed me a Starbucks coffee. He said, "I knew you had a rough night so I thought you could use a good cup of coffee". He then asked me what was wrong and I told him. We stood there watching the tv. Stunned. The older kids were still sleeping. I didn't know what to do. Do I send them to school? What? Nothing like this has ever happened in my lifetime. The decision was made to send them to school and Steve went off to work. Did I fell stupid being so mad at him. Unfortunately, I had to wake Mark up a little after 8 to drive the older kids off to school. I was glued to the tv. Then the pentagon happend, then the plane in Pennsylvania. I just sat and cried. Over the next week, I was glued to the tv coverage. One moment that stands out for me is when Ashley Banfield was reporting. She was standing by a wall where people were posting pictures of their loved ones that were missing. I can't remember if this person was missing or among the lost, but she came across the name of one of her friends and she just started to cry during her live report. So sad. By the way, after that sleepless night, Mark never had a rough night again. Twelve years later, he sleeps like a rock!
We were living in Sandy at the time. On the one year anniversary, Sandy City Hall had a memorial. As far as I know, they still do it to this day. I think they call it the Healing Place. On their front lawn, they place a flag for every person lost that day and a flag representing all the countries who lost someone. Mark was obsessed with flags so we went down there. It was beautiful to see. Very somber. Of course, Mark loved all the flags.
Posted by Kim at 11:59 AM
Monday, May 20, 2013
So I know it's been forever since I blogged. I swore this would be the year I stayed on top of it. As usual, life gets busy and the blog takes a back seat. I've been taking lots of pictures though to put it my blog. First thing I will share (soon) is the bridal shower album I did for my daughter's friend. I was so happy with how it turned out and it really challenged my creativity. She loved it! She scrapbooks some herself so she really appreciated the effort and knows what it takes to put your heart into creating layouts. During all this, I had to breakdown and get a new computer. So, I am the proud new owner of a laptop which I am still learning how to use. It's totally different than my desk tops I have used in the past.
My heart is broken tonight for the total devastation that has happened in Oklahoma. I had to turn the tv off tonight because I just couldn't handle it anymore. As a parent, I cannot fathom what those parents are going through. You think school is a safe place. That's all I can say about this because I will lose it. I just want all my kiddoes home so I can give them a big hug and tell them how much I love them.
Jodie Arias. Yes I got sucked into watching that trial. I am very happy with the verdict. The jury in Arizona got it right unlike a jury here in Florida a few years ago. I won't go into that one either. I don't know what I am going to do when it is all over. I love watching all my HLN people give their commentaries. I love Vinnie, Ryan and Joey Jackson. I enjoy Jane Velez-Mitchell and even Nancy Grace.
Mark is finished with school this week. He has one more full day tomorrow and early release on Wednesday and Thursday. He is going to drive me nuts being home all summer but at the same time, I will NOT miss that commute to his school.
Speaking of being finished, one more night of Dancing With the Stars. Yes, I am one of those. I have watched every season since it began. I am so hoping that Kellie and Derek win. I love them together. Can she be any cuter?
Posted by Kim at 10:32 PM
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Posted by Kim at 8:19 PM
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Greetings blogger friends. It's been a long time.
Life has been absolutely crazy. Liz graduated from the University of Florida, Emily graduated High School, Mark finished elementary school, and Greg, well he's just plugging away at USF. He got accepted into the College of Exercise Science which he was working very hard to achieve. He also just today got his NASM certification. Not exactly sure what it stands. He is currently working as a personal trainer and it has to do with that. Obviously you can tell I am not up on personal training. I guess now that I have one in the family, I should maybe start training.
Steve and I managed a trip to New York City in July. We were celebrating our 25th Wedding anniversary. It's not until October, but we decided to take our trip in the summer before Mark started school. We had a blast! Neither one of us had ever been so that made it even more fun exploring somewhere we had never been. I loved it! I can't wait to go back someday. We saw the sights (Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, the 911 memorial site, Rockefeller Center). We stayed in Times Square which was CRAZY full of people. We even managed two shows....Jersey Boys and Phantom of the Opera. Such great shows.
Mark starts school next Monday already. Middle School! Hard to believe. It was really weird getting all the back to school stuff and only having to get it for one kid. I am done to one school for the first time in YEARS. I've always had the kids in different schools and on different schedules. It's kind of sad. It's been an adjustment not being needed all the time. I know the kids will always need me, but now they are self-sufficient. I know it sounds weird but I do miss it. Usually dinner consists of just Mark and me. Steve gets home later and the kids are all gone out or working. I never know if they will be home for dinner or not.
Finally, I got a job. I am a scrapbook/Paper-ed instructor for Michaels. It's started off slow. It's hard to build classes and get people in but maybe now that school will be starting soon, I can be a tad more busier. It's been fun and I have learned so much from the training. I've been trying hard to make more time for my scrapbooks. I have always loved creating them and over the last few years, I just haven't spent as much time on them as I'd like because of all the craziness with the kids. So, I've decided to make that a top priority. I am in the process of creating a new blog in addition to this one so I can post some of my layouts. I am hoping to get a bit more creative by doing it and hosting some challenges and swaps. I used to be in a group on the old AOL boards and we would do all kinds of swaps and fun stuff. I really miss that and hope to start again soon. I will keep you posted as soon as the new blog is up and running.
I am going to end this post with some random pictures and I am going to do much better at updating this blog. I miss blogging. I've tried to keep up with all my friends blogs but Facebook has pretty much taken over. I'm actually getting kind of bored with FB. It's great to keep up with all my old friends and family, but I miss my blog buddies.
Anyway, have a great Tuesday. Hope it's a good one.
Posted by Kim at 1:54 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Well, hello there blogger world! What's up?
Posted by Kim at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Here I am! Yes, I am still alive and well. Just took a little break from blogging because it seemed like I always had the same thing to say. So, now having taken a break, I have some new stuff to share.
Posted by Kim at 10:28 AM